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Call for Papers (closed)

The ICA 2018 will be held from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Berlin. With an expected 2,000 participating experts from all over the world, the ICA 2018 is considered to be one of the leading international conferences for actuarial science and mathematical finance. In February 2017, the ICA 2018 has published its Call for Papers for the congress program.

The congress scientific program of the ICA 2018 will include up to 11 parallel lecture halls with about 100 slots for the presentation of submitted papers. Each parallel session will last 90 or 120 minutes and contain a number of 30- to 45-minute talks. Related topics will be grouped together in one parallel session.

 

On 31 July 2017 the Call for Papers for the congress program of the ICA 2018 was closed.

 

 

 

Information for Authors

The Scientific Committee, with the corresponding subcommittees supported by the IAA section committees, is currently reviewing all submissions and deciding on the composition of the congress program. All authors will be notified if their submissionshave been accepted or denied by November 2017.

Authors can enter the submission tool via this link: https://ica2018-c19994.eorganiser.com.au/index.php?r=site/login

Timeline Call for Papers

  • 31 July 2017: Submission deadline
  • November 2017: Notification of the authors about final decision
    • general scientific program onsite and online
    • ICA 2018 Best Paper Awards
    • IAA Sections Best Paper Awards
  • 19 November 2017: Publication provisional congress program

Call for Papers (for reference purposes)

— The Call for Papers is now closed! —

Abstract submission procedure

The Scientific Committee welcomes

  • innovative research from academia (actuarial science, finance, insurance, risk management, etc.),
  • papers written by national or international task forces and working parties as well as
  • papers by practitioners describing results related to practice or open problems that might benefit from further scientific analysis.

Authors who are interested in giving a presentation at the ICA 2018 are encouraged to submit an abstract using the ICA 2018 online submission tool from 1 February 2017 and no later than 31 July 2017. — The Call for Papers is now closed! —

Abstract Submission Requirements

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Authors have to submit an abstract of 200-300 words
  • This has to be accompanied by
    • a description of the practical value of the submitted proposal
    • and an overview of related literature or other sources
  • The submission must be written in English

Authors of accepted abstracts have to provide a presentation, a brief bio and a portrait. Moreover, they have to agree to the distribution of the submitted material (abstract, presentation, etc.) within the scope of the ICA 2018.

Call for Best Papers (closed)

ICA 2018 Best Paper Awards

The Scientific Committee of the ICA 2018 will award a number of Best Paper Awards in six given subject areas. After consideration of all submissions, the Scientific Committee will decide on the number of awards and the respective cash prizes of up to € 1,500 for each subject area. The prizes will be awarded in special sessions during the congress in Berlin.

Up to two Best Papers will be awarded in each of the following subject areas:

Every ICA participant is eligible to compete for the Best Paper Awards by submitting a paper in accordance with the submission procedures. Submissions must meet the following additional requirements:

  • Submitted papers have not already been accepted for publication in a scientific journal prior to submission.
  • Submitted papers must be written in English and may not exceed 40 pages.

If there are no suitable submissions, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to refrain from awarding any prizes. — The call for Papers is now closed! —

The ICA 2018 Best Paper Awards are supported by:

— The Call for Best Papers is now closed! —

IAA SECTION BEST PAPER AWARDS

Besides the Best Paper Awards in the six given topics, each Section of the IAA,

  • AFIR/ERM (Financial Risk & ERM)
  • ASTIN (Non-Life)
  • IAAHS (Health)
  • IAALS (Life)
  • IACA (Consulting)
  • PBSS (Pension Benefi ts & Social Security)

will also award Best Paper Awards in their subject areas. The  IAA  Sections  announce,  organize  and  select  the  award winner independently from all submissions and/or  all  talks  that  form  part  of  the  congress  program  of  ICA  2018.  By participating  in  the  ICA  2018  Call  for  Papers process, authors automatically enter the selection procedure.  Prize  winners  will  be  awarded  with a  prize of € 1,000 each.

— The Call for Best Papers is now closed! —

Congress topics

As basis for ICA 2018 call-for-papers, the Scientific Committee has identified a wide range of main topics and subtopics.

The main topics for the ICA 2018 include theoretical and practical issues, innovative approaches and day-to-day problems. Apart from section-specific topics, the scientific program includes also joint sessions covering cross-section topics. You can find the detailed list of topics by clicking on each section:

Please note that the list of main topics and sub-topics for the ICA 2018 is not exclusive. Candidates may also submit their own proposals for appropriate topics and sub-topics that are not contained in the list.

AFIR/ERM

 

The topics of the section AFIR/ERM are:

  • Risk Management
  • Risk Modelling and Valuation
  • Investment Management and Asset-Liability Management
  • Solutions to Biometric, Mortality and Longevity Risks
  • Solvency and Regulatory Environment
  • Capital Management
  • Customer Behavior
  • Emerging Risks

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the AFIR/ERM section.

ASTIN

The topics of the section ASTIN are:

  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Discount Rate
  • Experience with Solvency II
  • Product Innovation
  • Aspects of Insurance Supervision
  • Reinsurance
  • Methods
  • Statistical Learning
  • Emerging Risks
  • Emerging RisksClaims Reserving
  • Progress in Simulation
  • New Insights from old Methods

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the ASTIN section.

HEALTH

 

The topics of the section HEALTH:

  • Actuarial Pricing and Reserving for Health Insurance
  • Health Insurance Product Design
  • Demographic Transition and Health Insurance
  • Impact of Data Availability, Digitalization and Medical Developments on Health
  • Regulatory and Social Aspects for Health

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the HEALTH section.

LIFE

 

The topics of the section LIFE:

  • Actuarial Pricing and Reserving for Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance Product Design
  • Demographic Transition, Emerging Risks and Life Insurance
  • Regulatory and Social Aspects of Life Insurance

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the LIFE section.

PENSIONS

 

The topics of the section PENSIONS:

  • Old-Age Provision in a Low Interest Environment
  • Intergenerational Fairness in Occupational Pension Schemes
  • New Approaches for Occupational Pension Schemes
  • Aspects of Occupational Pension Schemes with regard to Staffi ng Policy and Social Policy
  • The Solvency Question for IORPs
  • Pension Systems for International Organizations
  • Management Control
  • Life Model
  • Retirement Choices
  • Employer Accounting for Pensions
  • Pension Benefi t Statements and Pension Tracking Services

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the PENSIONS section.

JOINT SESSIONS LIFE & PENSIONS

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections LIFE & PENSIONS:

  • Design of Life Insurance and Pension Products
  • Demographic Change and Development of Life Risks

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of the sections LIFE & PENSIONS.

JOINT SESSIONS HEALTH & LIFE

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections HEALTH & LIFE:

  • Product Design in Life Insurance and Health Insurances
  • Impact of Data Availability and Digitalization on Life Insurance and Health Insurance
  • Demographic Change and Development of Life Risks and Health Risks
  • Regulatory Aspects of Life Insurance and Health Insurance

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of the sections HEALTH & LIFE.

IACA (CONSULTING)

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections IACA:

  • External Drivers
  • Current Issues
  • Emerging Opportunities
  • Data Analytics: The New Consulting Frontier
  • The Role of the Consulting Actuary

Please find the detailed list with the subtopics in the full list of congress topics for the section IACA.

PROFESSIONALISM

The topics of the section Professionalism:

  • Actuaries in “Non-standard” Working Environments
  • Managing Confl icts of Interest
  • Serving the Public Interest – what does it mean for the individual actuary, what does it mean for the professional association?
  • The Role of the Actuary – in particular, statutory roles and regulatory key functions (joint sessions with other special-interest sections)

Please find the detailed list in the full list of congress topics for Professionalism.

JOINT SESSIONS IACA AND PROFESSIONALISM

The topics of the joint sessions of the sections IACA and Professionalism:

  • Presentation Skills and Visual Communication
  • Data Security and Cyber Risks
  • Project Management
  • Actuarial Audits
  • Document Retention Policies
  • Expert Witness Work

Please find the detailed list in the full list of congress topics for the joint sessions of IACA and Professionalism.

EDUCATION

Education deals with different current and future topics on (continuing) qualifi cation of actuaries. There will be a broad and interesting program, even though Education is not part of the Call for Papers.

Young Researchers Program

Terms and Conditions

— The Young Researcher Program is closed! —

1. Scope
From 4 to 8 June 2018, the German Actuarial Association (DAV) in conjunction with the International Actuarial Association (IAA) will host the 31st International Congress of Actuaries (ICA) in Berlin.
The sub-committee “Early Career Researchers at the ICA” within the Scientific Committee is delighted to announce that we are able to offer a limited number of supported grants for participating in the conference ICA 2018.

Applications can be submitted until 1 October 2017 and will be assessed by the “Early Career Researchers committee”.

Each of the bursaries will cover a fixed amount of EUR 500 as financial assistance for travel costs and conference fees. Unsuccessful candidates may also be placed on a waiting list.

2. Eligibility
The grants are intended to support individuals who would otherwise be unable to finance the congress fees and travel costs for attending the conference. This includes early career scientists (PostDocs or young professors) who can demonstrate limited funding opportunities.

3. Conditions
The award of a grant will be conditional upon the applicant:

  • Demonstrating that they require financial assistance to attend the conference (by a letter of confirmation of their institutions)
  • Attending the conference and presenting a paper
  • Ensuring they can meet any additional travel costs associated with attendance of the conference and, if travelling from outside the EU, that they have the necessary visa and legal status to visit Germany.

The Grant Program of ICA 2018 is kindly supported by: